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Jojo Kumari, First Female MMA Fighter from Manipur

  by NEWSNER , 2020-12-15 08:53:24

Jojo Kumari, First Female MMA Fighter from Manipur

Another feather of pride just got added to India and Manipur as Jojo Rajkumari joined MMA.



26-year-old Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, Jojo hailing from Moirang in Bishnupur region, Jojo is remaining at Imphal preparing for mix martial arts. "To help myself, I used to sell fish and garments. Be that as it may, presently the Guardian Group, Jojo Support Group, and 13 Dogra Regiment have likewise expanded their help," Jojo said.


She isn't like all regular sportsmen as she joined the sector from a humble background. She earned her living from small businesses and selling street foods. But she decided to follow her dreams, which made her set her place within the global arena and convey laurels for her state and country.


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Proud Moment for Manipur: 
23 years old Jojo is that the first woman MMA fighter from Manipur. 13 Dogra regiment at Brilliant School, Malom, Imphal hosted a function on Thursday to felicitate Jojo.


Credit: MMAIndia


In this function, an announcement happened that the MMA fighter goes to urge free rations for her living. When asked to offer her speech, Jojo said, “I will attempt to achieve more medals within the country within the MMA female category. But I'm getting to become champion in ‘one championship’ tournament so that the planet could recognize that Manipur has such fighters who can compete within the international arena.”


Contribution of Dogra Regiment:

Abhinav Kulshrestha, the commandant, went on saying, “In a bid to market Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Manipur for ladies fighters, 13 Dogra Regiment will provide free ration to first female MMA fighter Jojo Rajkumari till the commandant of the regiment is posted in Manipur.”


After the announcement, Jojo expressed her gratitude towards the 14 Dogra Regiment, Guardian Group, and Jojo Supporting Group for staying together with her and giving her constant support.


Abhinav also added that he's getting to extend all his necessary assistance for Jojo alongside his team to realize her goals at the national and international level.


He said that a fighter requires proper diet and gears to possess better results to realize her goals so that they offered her all the necessities as soon as they saw her potential.


In the function, the 13 Dogra regiment also handed over some MMA gear to assist Jojo together with her practice for a brighter future. Jojo took part in kickboxing at a young age. She participated in several states and national level fights. She secured 12 medals, including one gold and one silver, in kickboxing.


The journey from Kickboxing to MMA:

She switched from kickboxing in 2017 to her MMA career under the coaching of Nandeibam Frank Mangang of the Kanglei Mixed Martial Arts Club located at Singjamei Chingamakha in Imphal West. She managed to secure two wins till now.


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